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Bacchus Frambozenbier | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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3.65/5
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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by fullsweep on 11-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,237
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of InsideLiquorMan
4.85/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark purple/crimson, little to no head, leaves barely any lacing along the side of the glass. Smell is that of deep, dark berry tartness and wavering sweetness, that reminds one of a the faint memory of jam or a freshly baked pie sitting to cool on the table top.

Taste is very thorough in that the raspberry sourness is there in force, but not overpowering and actually, quiet pleasant. There is a slight follow up of the quintessential beer taste, some very distant malt and hops, but the raspberry dominates this brew as it was meant to. A delicious fruit beer that will turn even the most doubtful taster into a fan. To be enjoyed as much as possible and undoubtedly a beer to keep stocked for the winter season.

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Photo of Koopdad
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of ChrisCage
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the paper labeling on this one with the pic of the guy from the 50's! Upon unwrapping, this pours a brown-ish color with chocolate cola/raspberry hues...awesome! There isn't much of a head, but it does start out cherry cola color and is thin and bubbly...it doesn't retain well. Lacing is quite nice with plenty of small patches of foam clinging to the side of the glass.

S- Plenty of deep raspberry, candied syrup and a medley of tart concentrated fruit juice. There is a Belgian sourness about this but it is balanced well by jammy sweetness and a fullness that is of yeast/bread.

T- Raspberry creme truffle, hints of jammy caramel malt sweetness, some balancing tartness...not much else to say here but it's very very good....dessert like in fact!

M/O- Surprisingly this is medium-full in body and quite smooth upon the palate. The carbonation is plentiful yet smooth and allows the tart/sweet characteristics to bloom and provide lots of flavors! A real treat and I recommend this one! Another winner!

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Photo of Shilnikoff
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 375 ml, Paper-wrapped | Best before end of 03-09-2016 | Bar code 5 411081 004316
Served in snifter glassware

Appearance: Dark, Brown, when lighted up - nice cognac or black tea color between orange and red | 15 mm foam quickly disappeared | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Delicious Raspberry
Taste: Light, Raspberry (Beer contains 12,5 % of natural raspberry juice), Sweet wine, not to much carbonated
Mouthfeel: Balanced (you feel similar notes over the all tongue areas), Sweet, Slightly acid
Overall: Fantastic Flemish Fruit Beer! Order it for your lady, she will like it 100 % :)

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Photo of igl
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trosevear
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown with a slight white head that left a nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Raspberry and a slight beet of almost strawberry jam smell in there as well.

T: Unripe raspberry, almost like the blue raspberry stick pops. Has a slight sweetness to it as well, interesting.

F: Full body mouth feel with a nice amount of carbination.

O: A super nice beer, man the more of them I try the more I love sour beers!!

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Photo of Foley67
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper body with a thick light pink head.
S: Raspberries predominantly. Estery as well.
T: Repeats the nose. Some bread in there. Only slightly sour. Slightly sweet.
O: Very drinkable and fairly classy for a mass produced fruit beer. One for a summer evening after a day on the allotment.

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Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenGash
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of risenz
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zouzie
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into chalice.
L: Dark turbid red wit a weak white foam head.
S: Raspberry, spiсes, sourness.
T: Sweet ripe raspberry, weak sourness.
F: Low carbonation, tight body.
O: Instead of Bacchus Oud Bruin very interesting beer.

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml, tissue paper-wrapped bottle - nice to see a return to my beer-swilling jurisdiction for this brewery, after having had their gueuze here a half decade or so ago.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and slightly bubbly pink-tinged white head, which leaves some low-lying continental ice shelf lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of fresh raspberry pie (the fruit, sugar, and graham crackers - oh yeah), a tame yeastiness, soft red wine acerbity, and some underlying caramel maltiness. The taste is sweet caramel malt, a lessened, but still heady raspberry jam fruit thing, soft nutty notes, a gently sour yeastiness, free-range dark and pale sugars, and a suggestion of well-faded red wine vinaigrette.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their frothy, low pressure sales tactics, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, just some of the raspberry tartness nosing around, to absolutely no one's chagrin. It finishes still good 'n fruity, faintly sour, and for the most part, sweet.

One of the simpler renditions of a sour raspberry ale from this part of the world, as the use of the Oud Bruin base really amps up the sugary quotient. Easy to drink, though, and nearing dessert territory - something tells me this would be killer with some vanilla bean ice cream.

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Photo of valianes
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fullsweep
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL green bottle wrapped in a paper wrap, and then poured into a pint glass. This is a raspberry beer, and a near relative to the kriekenbier, the cherry version also created by Bacchus/Honsebrouck.

A: thick head of four fingers in depth, pinkish-plum coloured foam; beer is a deep red, almost as dark as a red wine. Head dissipates moderately slowly (perhaps more quickly than the cherry version) and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: no apologies here, this smells of raspberry fruit and not much else.

T: tastes of real raspberry, and VERY sweet. There is definitely some beer in there somewhere, but it's also downplayed. I'm not sure which Belgian style this is based on, but it's clearly Belgian, from the hints that can be picked up. Although I enjoyed this a lot, it's hard to say how often you'd want something this sweet.

M: slightly more crisp and carbonated than the cherry beer. Has a mild carbonated bite to it, but with a syrupy feel underneath.

D: would definitely drink this again, but not sure how often.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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